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The Sheffield Cognitive Psychotherapy Training Course

  • N. D. Macaskill (a1)
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This paper describes a basic training course in cognitive therapy for trainee psychiatrists on the Sheffield rotational scheme. Cognitive therapy, as represented by the work of Beck and Ellis, has emerged over the past decade as a potent therapeutic tool, particularly in the treatment of depression. It is a structured, directive, short-term therapy aimed at eliciting and modifying the dysfunctional cognitions which are hypothesised to play a central role in initiating and maintaining emotional disorders.

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1. Royal Medico-Psychological Association (1971) Memorandum on future patterns of care for the mentally subnormal. British Journal of Psychiatry, 119, 9599.
2. Brandon, S. (1982) Training in psychotherapy—A personal view. Bulletin of Royal College of Psychiatrists, 6, 120.
3. Scott, J., Barker, W. A. & Williams, J. G. (1985) The teaching of cognitive therapy in Newcastle. Bulletin of Royal College of Psychiatrists, 9, 3334.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0140-0789
  • EISSN: 2514-9954
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The Sheffield Cognitive Psychotherapy Training Course

  • N. D. Macaskill (a1)
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